I think Raging Bull at SFGam will become a big clone for Six Flags and others. I think there is so far one clone of it called Titan at an other SF park. ----------------- I may be from IL, but i sure can't get enough of the FORCE. MF!!!
A lot of people are saying that the new B&M coaster that is going to SFNE next year will become a clone because it's small size with lot's of intensity. I think that SF has lost interest in Boomerangs, SLC's, and B:TR's and is looking for something new to clone. ----------------- X is the best and it beats all da rest!...Coasterlicius!
I think that there will be quite a few clones. Clones are good for business, easier and cheaper to build. But I think that some clones will be done less than otheres. Take for instance Twister at Knoelbs, this is a clone from Mr. Twister at the old Elitch Gardens, and it has only been done once and probably only will be done once. I think this will happen a lot, probably with the Cyclone at Coney Island since it is so famous. I think whatever rides their are that are small and cheap will be the next clones. Take for instance the Boomerang, what has happened with that has gotten out of hand. But it's small and cheap to build.
I agree with CoasterGuy1515. SFNE's new coaster is short and it fits in a small place, just like B: TR. It's a newer coaster too being a floorless so it will be an invitation to lots of SF Parks. ----------------- TOP 5 1. Alpengeist, 2. Magnum XL-200, 3. Superman: Ride of Steel (SFNE), 4. Volcano: The Blast Coaster, 5. Apollo's Chariot
Looking ahead I think the biggest potential clone is the new B&M Flying coaster, if it lives up the hype that is. SF is probably going to be leery of having Vekoma do more work for them with all the problems the Deja Vu Triplets had this year and the capactity of their Dutchmen is *all right* with the dual loading platform layout but still nowhere near any of the B&M Designs to date. B&M's are popular with the GP and Enthusiasts alike, on top of that they have excellent capacity and the company already have a long past history with SF (the chain that's responsible for most cloning) Obviously this isn't going to happen overnight but I could see the B&M Flyers becoming widespread in the next decade.
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CCI takes great pride and tradition on designing its coasters. They want the bast damn architectures and engineers they can find and they are willing to pay alot. ----------------- I may be from IL, but i sure can't get enough of the FORCE. MF!!!
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